…I have to answer.
One of my very best friends from the old days, someone I have known for almost fifty years, was recently diagnosed with sudden-onset stomach cancer and had to have emergency surgery that involved the removal of half the stomach.
I have been visiting the hospital, and am also acting as the email switchboard for other old friends who live much farther away. This has cut into my blogging time.
I expect to continue in a similar fashion for a while longer. If you notice any reduction in the frequency of posts, this may be part of the reason.